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Potomac Yard is a neighborhood that straddles SE Arlington County and NE Alexandria, Virginia, sited primarily between Route 1 across from Del Ray, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, The neighborhood was once home to one of the Eastern Seaboard’s busiest rail yards. Today, it includes a large shopping center, mixed-use development and residential streets lined with detached and attached single family homes and townhouses. 

Potomac Yard was included as one of the components of National Landing, a cross-jurisdictional neighborhood brand representing the Arlington/Alexandria area dedicated to Amazon HQ2 in 2018. In addition to Arlington HQ sites, Virginia Tech plans an Innovation Campus to be opened in the Oakville Triangle parcel, located on Route 1 between the residential areas of Del Ray and the commercial area of Potomac Yard, and the Potomac Yard Metro station is scheduled to open in 2022.

Potomac Yard began as a group of plantations developed by English settlers during the 18th century. These lands became part of Alexandria County DC when the District of Columbia was created in 1791, then retroceded to Virginia in 1846. Congress chartered the Alexandria Canal Co. in 1830, connecting the port of Alexandria with the. C&O Canal in Georgetown via the Potomac Aqueduct Bridge. It operated until 1886. During that time, railroad development began in the area. The 1901 Plan for Washington, D.C. (McMillan Commission report) proposed consolidating the region’s rail operations, including construction of Washington Union Station and the New Long Railroad Bridge, completed in 1904). The newly-formed Richmond-Washington Company was tasked with controlling all rail traffic and Union Station, along with the new switching yard at Potomac Yard (c.1906). Thousands of workers flocked to Potomac Yard, settling in Del Ray and St. Elmo. Both subdivisions incorporated as the town of Potomac in 1908, but were annexed by the City of Alexandria in 1930. At its peak, Potomac Yard processed thousands of rail cars daily, reaching capacity in 1937. Eventually, corporate mergers between separate railroad companies that used the yard diminished the need for interchange and the RF&P decided that Potomac Yard’s land value exceeded the need for yard switching. The catenary was dismantled in the 1980’s, the facility was tagged a toxic waste site in 1987 and the RF&P decommissioned it in 1989.

Since decades of industrial use had left the site contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons, Potomac Yard was declared a Superfund site. The EPA approved RF&P’s study and cleanup plan in 1995, and the work was declared completed by 1998.

Seventy of the site’s 400 acres were approved for retail use in 1995. The Potomac Yard Center, a 589,856 sf strip mall anchored by ‘big box’ retailers, opened in 1997. More development followed in Potomac Yard over the next two decades, on the Arlington and Alexandria sides. As Amazon moves into National Landing, development is again expected to boom.

Amenities in Potomac Yard include the 24-acre Potomac Yard Park, completed in 2013. The park offers playgrounds and sports fields.

Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Project

Potomac Yard Planning & Development

Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway Project

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2403 CONOY STREET

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
Unique Architecture in Brand New Potomac Yard. 3 Level TH w covered porch,facing open parkland in center of community. Enormous rear deck with 2 sided fireplace to family room. 10' ceilings on main, with open and bright chef's kitchen.Main level bedroom with full bath and rec room. Large Master w 2 walk-in closets and huge walk in shower.
$819,000

711 ANNIE ROSE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
1,620Sqft
Stunning End unit townhome w/ attached 2 car side load garage, Master Suite with Large Walk-in Closet and Luxurious Bath ft.
$844,560

715 ANNIE ROSE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
2Picture(s)
1,620Sqft
FIRST PHASE ALMOST SOLD OUT! Interior Brick Townhome w/ 2 Car Garage, Master Suite w/ Walk-in Closet & Bath ft upgraded Ceramic Tile with Listello Accent & Glass shower enclosure, 4th level Bonus Room w/ see through fireplace,rooftop terrace & full bath, Upgraded Gourmet Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel Appliances, Hardwood Floors, Granite Countertops, 1st Floor Bedroom Feature w.
$674,750

2311 MAIN LINE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
17Picture(s)
Beautiful Pulte Homes Model at Potomac Yard in Alexandria. < 1 year old. Award winning "Rooftop Terrace" style model. Views of park.Center of community with 12' brick paver sidewalks.Gorgeous interior design and features. Interior Brick Wall, Bamboo Floors, Contemporary Cherry Cabs, Wine Fridges, Great Entertaining space, Home office, 2 car garage.
$842,000

2205 MAIN LINE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
8Picture(s)
2,180Sqft
Interior Brick Townhome Attached 2 Car Garage, Well Appointed Master Suite Walk-in Closet and Bath w/ Upgraded Ceramic Tile Listello Accent and Glass shower enclosure, 4th level Bonus Room w/ see through fireplace, rooftop terrace and full bath, Gourmet Kitchen Stainless Steel Appliances, Hardwood FloorsUpgraded Granite Countertops, Convenient First Floor Bedroom Feature with Private Full Bath!
$853,110

736 MCKENZIE #102 AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
2,500Sqft
MOVE-IN the end of Sept.! FIRST PHASE ALMOST SOLD OUT! End Urban Loft townhome Condo 1 Car Garage, Over-sized Master Suite, Walk-in Closet and Luxurious MBath w/ Upg.
$695,640

700 CUSTIS AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
2Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
0.03Sqft
Pulte new Town home 3 Br 3 1/2 BA 1 firplace in upper level with detached two car garage - Bonus Room and Full bath with kitchenette (no stove) above garage.
$863,635

712 EAST CURTIS AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
13Picture(s)
3,035Sqft
Interior Detached Garage Townhome, Well Appointed Master Suite, 2 Walk-in Closets and Luxurious Bath w/ Upgraded Ceramic Tile with Listello Accent and Glass shower enclosure, 3rd level Bonus Room w wet bar. Upgraded Gourmet Kitchen with Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel Appliances, Hardwood Floors, Upgraded Granite Countertops.
$987,570

2213 MAIN LINE BOULEVARD Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
****FOR COMP PURPOSES ONLY****
$662,725

723 ANNIE ROSE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
2,197Sqft
"POTOMAC YARD IS THE PLACE TO BE! FIRST "POTOMAC YARD IS THE PLACE TO BE! FIRST PHASE ALMOST SOLD OUT! Stunning Interior Hardyplank Townhome with Attached 2 Car Garage, Well Appointed Master Suite with Large Walk-in Closet and Luxurious Bath featuring Upgraded Ceramic Tile with Listello Accent and Glass shower enclosure, Impressive 4th level Bonus Room has see through fireplace leading to rooftop
$859,660

726 CUSTIS AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
0.04Sqft
New construction for comp purposes
$900,000

713 ANNIE ROSE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
17Picture(s)
1,620Sqft
Stunning Interior hardyplank townhome with Attached 1 Car Garage, Well Appointed Master Suite with 2 seperate closests and Luxurious Bath featuring Upgraded Ceramic Tile with Listello Accent and Glass shower enclosure.
$683,475
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